Meander vs Neander - What's the difference?

meander | neander |

As verbs the difference between meander and neander

is that meander is to wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate while neander is .

As a noun meander

is a winding, crooked, or involved course.

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Alternative forms

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(wikipedia meander) (en noun)
  • A winding, crooked, or involved course.
  • the meanders of an old river, or of the veins and arteries in the body
  • * Sir R. Blackmore
  • While lingering rivers in meanders glide.
  • A tortuous or intricate movement.
  • Fretwork.
  • (math) A self-avoiding closed curve which intersects a line a number of times.
  • Derived terms

    * meander belt * meanderer * meandering * meanderian * meanderic * meanderiform * meanderine * meander line * meander loop * meandrous * meandry


    (en verb)
  • To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
  • The stream meandered through the valley.
  • To wind, turn, or twist; to make flexuous.
  • (Dryton)


    * The Chambers Dictionary (1998)


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  • Usage notes

    This misspelling is based on the mishearing of and the cartoonish stereotype that Neanderthals were bumbling and aimless. Additionally, the spellings meander'' and ''neander'' are visually similar, except for one fewer strokes in ''neander . ----